Across Youtube Channel

In case some of you folks didn’t know, Across has a youtube channel which you can find here.  I use to just upload some of my personal gaming highlights/footage to my personal channel and keep them unlisted but I decided to add some of my older Tera videos to the Official channel.

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First time Fight with Malgarios

FFXIV OPEN BETA

As stated previously the FFXIV Open Beta is scheduled to begin this weekend. Those who participated in previous betas will gain access to the open beta at 2am PST/PDT on the 16th this Friday. If you are participating for the first time for the Open Beta you be able to access the servers at 2am PST/PDT on the 17th this Saturday. The Open Beta will end on the 19th. Download the latest Phase 4 Client

The characters created during this beta will carry over and be playable for launch on the 27th. For those that pre-ordered you will be able to resume playing on your character on the 24th for early access.

Across will be on the Diablos server for Open Beta and launch. Feel free to jump on our teamspeak and say hello. We look forward to playing with you!

A new Final Fantasy XIV video from the SquareEnix of Japan Blog has been posted at the top of the page. Please enjoy. Also a new question captcha has been put in place to hopefully lower the amount of spambot sign ups. They’re simple questions that you just answer plainly in all lowercase letters. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live #8; Amidoingitright?

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This past Letter from the Producer Live had a wide variety of information spanning from how YoshiP role plays as a high school girl, to the dates of Phase 4 and Early Access so lets just jump right in.

For the complete Q&A translation go here

Below is a list of what I found important out of the two and a half hour live letter;

-Fishing was displayed, from the looks of things its a very basic cast and reel RNG system with little interaction like the other craft/gathering classes. It was noted that fishing will not have a big impact on the economy so if you plan on doing this for Gil I would suggest something else.

-While as a fisherman it will display spots you can fish on the map, The size of the fish will also display once your reel it in. YoshiP also stated that what type of bait you use where/when will have a big impact on your success.

-Open beta is set for the 16th-19th (starts on the 17th for those who have not played the previous betas)

-The Level cap for open beta is set at level 20

-Early Access will be the 24-26th (They do not plan on shutting the servers down before release)

-Basic PvP will be in Phase 4 however none of the PvP specific skills will be implemented at this time. Full release of the PvP content is set for patch 2.1 (October)

-Arcanist was confirmed for Phase 4
>Pet doesn’t slowly drain MP like in XI
>Arcanist is a DPS class
>You have a skill to posistion your pet where you want
>3 Summoner egi at launch are Ifrit,Garuda,Titan. Ifrit is close range DPS, Garuda is long range magic DPS, Titan is a tank.

– There will be Paid server transfers available shortly after launch

– The smartphone/tablet app they are working on is called Libra Eorzea which will work like any other database site. The app will also be free for all XIV players.

– You will be able to change your hair style/color, face mark/color and beards with the Barber they plan on adding in Patch 2.1

– Bahamut’s labyrinth was said to involve 8 players

– Crystal tower is planned to use 24 players, this instance was pushed back to the 2.1 patch due to it being too difficult.

– Classes are said to get different mounts in class quests. YoshiP showed off a unicorn that WHM seems to get.

– YoshiP stated that it should take around 6 months before they start to allow/make official add-ons for the game

-Veteran rewards are also planned based on your sub time.
(30days) A floating Cursor minion and a character remodel ticket
(60days) Black swimware/”heat resistant” gear and a black chocobo chick
(90days) gets you a floating eye bat minion and a floating airman mount along with everything above.

So if you pay for 90 days right from the start you get everything right away, other then that you will have to slowly build up to them.

This concludes all the important info I summed up out of the last live letter. The full translation of the questions was linked up above so be sure to check those out when you have the time.

FFXIV information round up

Time is ticking down and we are getting closer and closer to the official release (Aug.27th). For this blog post I will Highlight some of the important dates/things in general that you should know before hopping in to Phase 4/Early Access.
Information:
The Across Free Company/Linkshell will be moving to Diabolos, if you are planning on playing with us please keep that in mind.

If you have not already, I highly suggest downloading Team Speak 3 and getting use to it (TS is not a requirement but it is extremely helpful for coordination)

Since the end of Phase three SE had posted on the beta forums “*Along with the completion of the beta test phase 3, the test client download is no longer available. The beta test client up until phase 3 will no longer come in use so please uninstall it from your system. The test client download for phase 4 will be announced at a later time.” IF you want to save your screenshots/saved character data(its appearance) then go to document > my games > FFXIV beta > copy your screenshot folder > copy the folders named FFXIV_CHR##############.

August 1st is the projected date for the “stand alone” character creator so fret not! If your are one of those OCD character creators (Excel) then this should give you plenty of time to get the look you want.

August 8th is the next Live letter where they are suppose to give us the start date of Phase 4 (Most likely going to start the following day which is a Friday)

Arcanist/Summoner/Jobs will all be included in Phase 4. This should add a bit of diversity to leveling up for the 5th+ time.

Characters created in Phase 4 WILL BE CARRIED OVER (unless they discover a game breaking bug) so be careful how you spend your time in Phase 4.

When the servers do go up and we have a list of the “officer” tiered members of the Free company we will post the list on the blog for those of you joining us and wanting an invite (can just shoot someone a message or hop in TS and ask).

As a side note, I will be doing my best to stream the game when I can (if NDA is lifted in Phase 4). I will continue the stream into the release and see where that goes, if you would like to follow the channel the URL is here

That wraps up the info I have for you all now, I look forward to seeing you all in the next beta phase!

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Phase 3 Test 5!

The next beta test for FFXIV has been announced! The upcoming beta test is scheduled for: Jul. 10th 2:00 a.m. to Jul. 15th 2:00 a.m. (PDT) / Jul. 10th 9:00 to Jul. 15th 9:00 (GMT)

This will most likely be the last test of phase 3. As stated in game/on the website/in TS we will be changing servers. The current pick is “Diabolos” but make sure to come back and check the website before P4 starts up in case there was a last minute switch.

FFXIV Beta P3 Auto level NPCs

For those who don’t know there are NPC’s that will auto level all the classes to 15 as long as you are far enough in the main story (I believe you need to be in the Grand Company for them to work). Below is the list that I snagged from reddit a few weeks ago.

Swaenhylt in Camp Drybone(Eastern Thanalan) for Thaumaturge
Wihtred in Hyrstmill(North Shroud) for Conjurer
Aniud in Hawthorne Hut(East Shroud) above the town for Lancer
Chechezan in Horizon Camp(Western Thanalan) for Gladiator
Zacheus in Little Solace (East Shroud) for Archer
Urswyrst in Moraby Drydocks(Lower Noscea) outside gate near Chocobo Porter for Marauder
Adelard at the South Hammer(Western Thanalan)(20,27) for Pugilist

Keep in mind you need to have that class active to auto level it, just talk to the NPC and ask to receive their blessing.

Also don’t forget you can auto level from 26-29 by speaking to the “knowledge keeper” outside any of the Grand Companies. You must be level 26 and have done the instance “a thousand maws of toto-rak”

See you this beta phase folks!